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>> our fuel conditions are ahead of normal, fire activity ahead of normal. our staffing is also ahead of normal. >> reporter: cal fire says it was prepared for the five fires that sprang up overnight in sonoma and napa counties. they have been watching the weather forecast and knew they might be busy. >> we staffed additional engines and dozers. we staffed additional hand crews. >> reporter: and they are getting help from surrounding fire departments as far away as alameda county. the largest fire is the yellow fire just off this kendall jackson vineyard. more than 100 firefighters are tucked into the wildland. two small fires have merged and burned 125 acres. it's 50% contained. >> the increase in temperatures, the low humidities, obviously high winds have been a real challenge for us. >> reporter: down the road, nick almost lost his home of 19 years when a tree knocked down a power line. >> heard a big crash. my wife heard the explosion. there was an orange glow at the bottom of the hill next to the
road. and i called it in, they said get out. >> reporter: an army of firefighters swooped in and saved his home from complete devastation. but there's still $100,000 in damage. >> we're watching our house with the flames going up to it. and it was just -- can't describe to you. nobody was here. we were just out there. the winds were blowing so hard. [ crying ] >> it's an experience that no one should have to go through. >> reporter: the other large fire is a silverado fire in napa county which burned 75 acres and a barn. it's 75% contained. right now, cal fire has 65 seasonal firefighters going through training. they don't usually start the extra staffing this soon. but they had a feeling fire season would start early. by july, they will have 160 extra firefighters bringing their fire-ready manpower up to 410. they don't know yet how this fire started. but they do think they will have it fully contained by tomorrow. but then they are going to have
to stick around for a couple of days, allen, because of all the the high winds and warm temperatures. they will stay on top of this. >> the firefighters are there, trained, in shape. but this early, they can't be acclimated to this hot weather yet. >> reporter: no. exactly right, allen. and that's one of the issues that they're dealing with. the gear is heavy. it's hot. they are having to take frequent water breaks and rest breaks. come july, this will be routine for them and they will be more physically able to handle the stress of fighting these fires. >> let's hope so. still a long hot summer. all right, ann, thanks. for the latest on the conditions, kpix 5 chief meteorologist paul deanno joining us now. peeking on the internet and seeing some of the wind gusts, 25 to 30 miles per hour, is actually better than earlier today despite the fact you saw ann getting all blown all around there. winds are going down. check out the relative humidity. high fire danger when it's below 30%. right now 12% in san jose%, 9%
humidity in concord. the fuel is dry and ripe for fires to spread rapidly. that's why for one more hour, but not like a switch gets turned off at 6:00, north and east bay hills, high fire danger that red flag warning in effect until 6:00. these are record highs for tomorrow. san jose 92. santa rosa 91. san francisco 86. and oakland 84 degrees. i think all four of those will get broken as we transition from high fire danger to very high temperatures. a heat advisory is issued for the entire bay area tomorrow as we will likely see 80s all the way to the coastline. details on how hot it will be in your town tomorrow how long the heat will last coming up in a few short minutes. >> thank you. we are not the only ones. the santa ana winds pushing a wildfire threating homes down in southern california. we are looking live at the banning fire which is in riverside county. it has torn through 200 acres since it started around noon. there are evacuations and street closures in place there. flames being fanned by 30-mile-
an-hour winds. a lot of southern california under that red flag rning because of the hot temperatures and low humidities. the other big story tonight, new arrests in the boston marathon bombings. three friends of surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev are charged with trying to throw investigators off his trail. cbs reporter randall pinkston has details of the alleged cover-up. reporter: three college friends of the accused marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev appeared in boston federal court facing charges for allegedly trying to get rid of evidence to protect tsarnaev from investigators. azamat tazhayakov and dias kadyrbayev are the two seen in this photo with tsarnaev according to "associated press" both natives of kazakhstan in the u.s. on student visas. in court documents the fbi says the two visited tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the bombing removing several items including a backpack containing empty fireworks shells and a
laptop computer. investigators late your found the backpack in a landfill. >> mr. kadyrbayev and his family are sorry what happened here in boston. he did not have anything to do with it. >> reporter: the third man arrested is 19-year-old robel phillipos a u.s. citizen accused of lying to investigators. dzhokhar tsarnaev and tamerlin tsarnaev were identified as suspects in the april 15 bombing shortly after the fbi released surveillance images taken just before the attack. three people died and more than 260 were injured. court papers say dkhokhar's friends recognized him from television news reports and testinged him. tsarnaev responded, lol, you better not text me. and come to my room and take whatever you want. if convicted, tazhayakov and kadyrbayev faces up to five years in prison, phillipos up to 8 years and each faces a possible $250,000 fine. randall pinkston, kpix 5. oregon police say there is
a prime suspect in a murder in the state. jeffrey boyce is due in a marin county courtroom tomorrow. he was arrested in greenbrae monday night. police say boyce was obsessed with the boston bombings and wanted to seek asylum at the russian consulate in san francisco. oregon authorities say he is wanted for the murder of a woman in winchester bay. today governor brown signed a bill making it easier for state agents to seize firearms from californians who legally aren't supposed to have them. under the bill, $24 million will go towards hiring more agents to confiscate weapons over the next three years. nearly 20,000 people in our state own guns despite the fact it's illegal because they have been convicted of crimes or have been ruled mentally unstable or are under domestic violence restraining orders. it's one headache after another for the new eastern span of the bay bridge. leaders with the metropolitan transportation commission are talking to the vendor who supplied the bolts that snapped
on the new east span. those bolts were manufactured in 2008 and are believed to have failed because too much exposure to hydrogen made them brittle. now hundreds of others similarly sized bolts are being inspected and tested as a precaution. >> i think the bottom line for the public is we are not going to open this bridge until every bolton that thing has enough confidence that we are good to go. >> we are also learning this evening that the new tower of the bay bridge has flawed welds in need of repair. the "sacramento bee" reports those welds are critical to the seismic safety of the bridge. we'll have more on both problems, the bolts and the welds, in a live report at 6:00 tonight. it's not your imagination. our little piece of california is getting more crowded. how the bay area measures up against the rest of the state. >> and the fastest growing city? right there. recognize it? i'm mike sugerman. i'll tell you what it is coming up.
suspected: the bay area is a popular p to live these days. new numbers released today by the state of california prove what you might suspected. the bay area a popular place to live these days. san mateo, san francisco, alameda all grew last year. santa clara is the fastest growing county in the state. so what about the fastest growing city? mike sugerman explains the bay area might be able to claim that title, as well. mike. >> reporter: we do, allen. that's it. right there. what is it? well, give you a clue. settlers thought it looked like the irish countryside when they got here. reporter: the story of dublin's growth, you can frame
it at the dublin bowl. a hometown hero, mr. anthony was known as the babe ruth of bowling. when it opened a generation ago, dublin was a sleepy little outpost with room to spare. >> i remember when we moved here, we felt like the poor kids in this valley. and my friend and i looked into why didn't starbucks go in here? we were told that we just didn't have the economic base that we needed. >> reporter: 35 years later there are now three starbucks. dublin is sleepy no more. it's caffeinated. >> that's what we liked about it. it was a small town and it was -- it just grew up. >> reporter: dublin has grown 6% in the latest count. that's twice as much as any other northern california town. now almost 50,000 people, it's half white and in a big change, it's now more than a quarter asian. >> i remember when i was mayor, we put in our first cricket pitch in one of our parks in a new park. and everybody thought that was just amazing. >> reporter: janet lockhart served as mayor for most of the
century's first decade. >> we're a much more inclusive community than we ever used to be. >> reporter: high-tech workers seem to like it here. good for growth. bad for traffic. definitely seeing longer lines out of dublin in both directions of 680 heading both south and north towards walnut creek. as both traffic and crowds at the earl c anthony bowl show, dublin is on a roll. okay, so you can impressive friends by telling them, hey, now what the fastest growing city in california is? dublin. two and three, los altos hills and gilroy. use it as you want. allen? >> how they grow so fast. don't they, mike? >> reporter: yeah, they do. >> thanks. panic mode. i didn't know what to do. >> her wedding very nearly a disaster. why she filed a lawsuit blaming san jose. >> do you know someone who is really, really into health foods right now? well, there is such a thing as
too healthy. how a good diet can go too far. >> take that wheat grass smoothie out this evening. low 90s today for sunnyvale, fairfield and pittsburg, petaluma 89. it's going to be 5 degrees hotter tomorrow. records are going to be broken. take a peek outside. mount vaca, clear, sunny. talk about how hot we're going to get in your town coming up. ,, female narrator: the mattress price wars are on the mattress price wars are on at sleep train. we challenged the manufacturers to offer even lower prices. now it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with big savings of up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing.
disaster. talk about bridezilla. a new bride went toe to toe today with the city of san jose which she blames for a near wedding disaster. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says she was at court for the face-off and she explains how the bride's plans nearly went belly up before she said, i do. reporter: it was supposed to be the best day of their lives. but less than two weeks before the big day, their wedding turned into a nightmare. >> i was in panic mode. we thought we wouldn't have any food. >> reporter: a wedding for nearly 300 people they have been planning for over a year. >> from the beginning all they told us was you have to use the list of mandatory caterers. >> reporter: the venue the
iconic san jose city hall rotunda. >> the indian caterer was available to do a wedding of our side. >> reporter: so they informed the city they would usage palace. they met the caters in april but 10 days before the october wedding date. >> we get a notice from the city telling us that the caterer that we had chosen, taj, doesn't have insurance and cannot cater for our wedding. >> we are very sympathetic to her but we had no contractual relationship with a caterer at all. >> reporter: the director of communications for the city of san jose says while lopa and tim were required to choose a caterer from the city's list, the city provides no guarantees. so are you saying that the city has no responsibility to ensure that the approved mandatory insured caterers are actually in fact insured? >> that list was accurate at the time that they discussed it. we go through and regularly check the people on the list on a regular basis. >> reporter: if they had they would have noticed the owner closed up shop weeks earlier and taken the money with him,
something he had done to others before. >> the city had no idea that the restaurant was shut down. >> if it wasn't for us, this person could still be on the list. >> reporter: but the city is making no apologies. >> we didn't check his business record. our check is to see they meet our requirements for insurance and they have the health permits to be in the catering business for our facility. >> reporter: they ended up with a beautiful wedding and were able to find a last-minute caterer with no help from the city. but now they are out more than $4,000. they want that money back, and they want to warn others. >> we went through so much headache because of this 10 days before my wedding. >> if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be in this position in the first place. >> reporter: now, we accompanied tim and lopa to small claims court today where they are seeking about $4,000 in reimbursements for the money lost on the initial caterer. the city says they are not liable. the couple said they would be
reimbursed by the insurance if the company had been properly insured. we expect a decision within two weeks. >> you would think the city would keep up. >> reporter: the city says they are not liable, don't guarantee anyone and the couple says listen, even if you're not liable -- >> $4,000. may 1 taking on a deeper meaning for worker around the globe. mobile5's ken bastida live in san jose on this may day. reporter: hi, allen. we are outside city hall. there's going to be a rally starting here in probably within the hour. some people got together earlier today outside of our lady the guadalupe catholic church. they listened to speakers there. this is a coalition of community groups, faith groups, student groups, and also at least one congresswoman, zoe lofgren who said the issue people are thinking about today is immigration. she says it's time to fix a broken system. >> i think most people realize
that the current situation is unacceptable. it's broken. it's broken from every point of view and letting that broken system limp along doesn't serve america well. >> reporter: so we have pictures of a live rally going on in san francisco. immigration also a hot topic in the north bay, as well. what do people want? well, they want a road map to citizenship, a way to get citizenship if you are already here. they also want worker protection, they tell me. they want to be able to guarantee that their jobs won't be taken away once they come forward. and they want family unity. they want to be able to count on the government to keep families together, not deport certain family members because maybe they strayed outside the law. may day used to be all about unions and about talking of the achievements of workers. now it takes on a different meaning. in this case, this year
immigration reform. ken bastida, kpix 5. well, paul another very, very warm day today. we talked about fire danger and we saw it. >> fire danger is very high. kind of everything came together. it usually does a couple of times in the summer but on the first day of may, this was strange. we had very high winds. we had very low humidity. and very little rainfall since the top of the year all adding up to high fire danger. the winds are relaxing this evening so that red flag warning is done in about 35 minutes but it's still sunny and warm. you will get the sweet smell. barbecue from your neighbor. great evening to get out now that the peak of the temperatures of the day are finished. we are on the way down but still warm. concord 86, santa rosa 89, livermore 85 right now. the sea breeze kicked in today. not tomorrow. oakland 75, san francisco only 64. you will be well into the 80s in san francisco tomorrow. the heat will go all the way to the coastline. we have a heat advisory in effect for the entire bay area. daily record highs likely to be broken tomorrow 90s inland, 80s in the city and 80s at the
coastline. that's 15 to 25 degrees above normal. let's set the stage. overnight tonight mild, vallejo down to 57, fremont 55, san rafael 55 and concord 57. so we are starting off mild and will warm up throughout the day. this may be the absolute positive perfect location for a dome of high pressure to give us an offshore wind. it is just off to our north and west, strong enough that we have a big dome of hot air over top of us and now we get to draw out the hottest air from the central valley and sierra foothills and shove it in our direction. tomorrow toasty. the hottest day since october 2 where downtown san francisco hit 90. we won't be 90 in the city but close. saturday and sunday high pressure scoots up farther north and an area of lower pressure moves in off the southern california coastline dragging up cooler air and temperatures will drop down to the 60s near the bay by sunday. so record heat tomorrow, 90s even near the bay with some cooling beginning on friday. but the big-time cooling will
occur over the weekend saturday and sunday. oakland 91 tomorrow. concord 94. san jose well into the 90s. we have santa clara 92. morgan hill 95. redwood city 93. yet mid-90s from napa south through pleasant hill, san ramon 95. downtown san francisco 87 degrees. 90 in richmond and san rafael, your high tomorrow will be a record at 93. not much cooler on friday but a little bit cooler down to the low to mid-80s near the bay. you will notice more significant cooling a little bitter to get outside if you don't like the heat. that's on saturday and sunday. partly sunny with highs on the 60s near the bay. cooler weather is coming. tonight it's warm. a lot of people are soaking up the sun. roberta gonzales is in pleasanton. they are having a street party. >> reporter: yes. we drove mobile weather here to downtown pleasanton. it's main street. it's first wednesday and to give you history, first wednesday is the festival that here in pleasanton they celebrate the first wednesday
of the month from may through september. so it just happens to be the first day of the month and we expect thousands and thousands of people here. we already have over 45 vendors setting up their booths to sell their wares. we'll have lots of music to celebrate cinco de mayo. we are also going to have a lot of informative sessions here with people trying to talk about different things that they have going on, like perhaps even yoga. and that's coming up tonight, what a night currently 85 degrees here in pleasanton. the relative humidity is dropped down to 15%. bone dry. and the winds are up to 10 miles per hour. we are going to talk to some of the local people coming up at 6:00 tonight about the weather, their concerns about fire danger as well, because we're here in mobile weather in pleasanton. roberta gonzales, reporting for kpix 5. >> going to be a great night. it starts with a diet or health kick and then things spin out of control. >> it was really extreme about it. >> just like that, a new diet becomes dangerous. how the quest for healthy food
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but for some, a healthy diet turns bad for their health. this is the time of year when many people are excited to eat better and get in shape. >> the weather is nice, vacation is coming. but for some a healthy diet turns bad for their health. michelle roberts explains the growing phenomenon. reporter: being healthy means a balanced diet but a growing number of people are eliminating entire food groups, seeing only negative qualities in things like dairy, eggs, meats, grains and fat. all gone until there's nothing left but fruits and vegetables. taken to the extreme is now treated as an eating disorder and is called orthorexia. >> what it essentially means is it that someone is obsessed with eating only healthy or foods that they consider to be pure. >> reporter: the registered dietician at boston university says our bodies need nutrients from so-called bad foods. >> fat helps us to absorb fat
soluble vitamins, a, d, e and k. it also helps us to absorb all of the phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. whole grains have been shown to be heart healthy. dairy is a great source of protein and calcium and vitamin d. >> reporter: so-called orthoorexics starts with a good motive. eat right and stay in shape but their actions could have the opposite effect. >> at first i was extreme buy it. >> reporter: caitlin byrne works with braun to achieve a balanced approach to exercising and to eating. >> it's hard because you have to -- you just kind of have to train yourself to eat well. it's not -- it was hard for me. >> reporter: the goal is perfection almost? >> mm-hm. >> reporter: and it's not a reality? >> no, absolutely not. [ laughter ] >> not fun. can be dangerous if you are going too far with it. >> yeah. absolutely yeah. you're right, yeah. >> reporter: and colbert says the warning signs are not hard to spot. >> you're no longer able to enjoy any of the foods that you once did and you're no longer
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lead. that's tonight at 6:00. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> pelley: this evening, surprise arrests in the boston bombing. three more are in custody as key evidence is found. elaine quijano is in boston, bob orr on the investigation, john miller with the man who was kidnapped by the terror suspects. >> reporter: and his message was what? >> pelley: protesters demand citizenship for illegal immigrants. how many americans agree? our new poll found out, and anna werner discovered a new surge on the border. >> i'm being invaded by people who have no permission to be on my property. >> pelley: and michelle miller catches up with kentucky derby jockey kevin krigger, who attempts to do what hasn't been done there 110 years. >> i believe in myself. if i'm on a horse that wants to win, i'm going to win.